B auratum molt problems

Case

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I just returned home from work to find my little 2" B. auratum walking real slow and kind of funny. Closer examination revealed that she had molted today, and now when she walks she's got a couple or three legs that just kind of hang and drag behind her.
Is this a sign of big problems, or will those legs perhaps harden up and return to their normal state? What, if anything, should I do for her?

Thanks!
Scott Case
 

MrT

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Thats a tough deal Scott.
I'd leave it along and see how it does. If it needs to, it will cast off any useless legs on its own.
Hope its going to be ok.

Ernie
 

Case

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Thanks for the advice and encouragement, Ernie!
I'll just watch and wait and hope for the best.

Scott Case
 

krystal

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aw, that's too bad...auratum's are beautiful! mr. t's right on the money--if the tarantula deems the legs useless, he will "let 'em go."
 
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